Animal Behavior Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Frozen Frog WS
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    This is a great twist on an interesting fact that wood frogs can freeze in the winter and thaw in the spring to resume living. Students evaluate two claims and evidence statements and then write their own. Students then share out and evaluate each others as a class. This worksheet helps students to build their claim evidence and reasoning skills.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-6
    HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Multimedia
    The Science of Ape Intelligence
    Lesson Plan
    Video
     
    Multimedia
    Student will watch the video about the science of ape intelligence and, after watching, discuss answers to questions related to similarities and differences between intelligence in apes and in humans. Students are first organized into teams to track experiments and field observations. Students then watch the video (online or by DVD) and take notes on their topic. Student next will meet in their groups and fill in the two worksheets. Lastly, student will have a class discussion about the topics discussed.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Margy Kuntz, NGHT, Inc. and WGBH Educational Foundation High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Hydra Microscope Lab
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    Students will observe a living and a preserved hydra using a microscope. Students will then draw what they observe and label the parts. Third, students will touch the hydra and to see how the it reacts. Last, students add some food to the slide and maybe watch the hydra feed.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Observation of a Living Earthworm
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    Students observe a live earthworm and answer questions about the Phylum Annalida, segmentation, sides (dorsal, ventral, posterior, anterior), receptacles (clitellum, setae, seminal), and responses to stimuli.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School

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